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technology and/or our advances to really provide the best care to women with this disease. >> reporter: the doctor is a gynecologist, and specializes in treating women-specific cancers, including ovarian and cervical. he says one reason why women may not be getting the best care is because they are not being treated by specialists. instead, they're seeing general surgeons or oncologists. >> not all doctors see these cancers regularly. so lumping them together with pancreatic cancers, or other cancers is wrong. >> reporter: that is because it is diagnosed in advanced stages, and needs special treatment, called debulking, removing all traces in the stomach. a general surgeon not trained in this treatment, could may not treat them properly. women need to educate themselves after a cancer diagnosis. seek out specialists, and don't be afraid to get more opinions. jennifer may not be alive right now if she had not found a specialty doctor. >> and we would never get heart surgery without having a heart specialist and do our surgery. so why would it be that we would accept something less than
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